Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt principal Jay Farrar has begun selling the album “Live in Seattle” for download via his official Web site. The 15-track collection was taped July 24, 2003, at Seattle’s Showbox club and is available in both MP3 and FLAC formats. Downloadable artwork is included in the purchase.
Meanwhile, Farrar’s Transmit Sound label will on June 8 release “Stone, Steel & Bright Lights,” encompassing 19 live tracks from the artist’s 2003 tour. The album will feature two new originals and covers of Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane” and the early Pink Floyd staple “Lucifer Sam.” A bonus DVD will boast footage from a live show at Slim’s in San Francisco.
Farrar will begin a two-week European tour March 15 in Trondheim, Norway, to be followed by five May dates in Australia and New Zealand. He will be accompanied by the Blood Oranges’ Mark Spencer at all shows.